We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about lotsa shows including House of the Dragon, She-Hulk, Big Brother, The Good
Fight Wife, Monarch and more!
1 | If Blood & Treasure‘s Violet was the Great Khan all along, would that other Khan have let her nearly die at a henchman’s hand at the abandoned bioweapons lab? Also, how convenient was it that Danny and Lexi’s flashlights both petered out exactly where torches were mounted on a wall?
2 | Were you as confused as we initially were about the reason House of the Dragon‘s Daemon didn’t go all the way through with sullying Rhaenyra? And were you surprised that Alicent chided Rhaenyra as much as she did for her “hour of the owl” antics, given that — strategically at least, in her father Otto’s mind — a “sullied” princess clears a path for Aegon to be heir?
3 | Did Monarch pull off a big ol’ bait-and-switch, billing Oscar winner Susan Sarandon as the star… and then appearing to kill her off in the pilot? (Shall we call such a thing “The Big Sky Move”?) And which cast member had the shakiest Southern accent? Plus, how long did it take you to recognize Galavant‘s previously hirsute Joshua Sasse as Luke Roman?
4 | Why oh why did The Bachelorette have to stretch this week’s episode to 2 hours and 15 minutes when it was stuffed with the same filler and pointless banter it always is? Isn’t two hours of our lives enough?
5 | Even if you enjoyed the Emmys‘ musical opening number, don’t you feel like in years past, a more ambitious producer would’ve arranged for cast members from each of the theme song’d shows to truly be involved? (And not just seated at a table for one cutaway, leaving people to Google “Is Maureen McCormick OK”?) Which Paramount entity got burned worse by host Kenan Thompson: Paramount+ (when he suggested the alternative to #NetflixAndChill is “#ParamountPlusAndEatingAlone”) or Showtime (when he suggested Yellowjackets was “hard to watch… because it’s on Showtime”)? And given that Thompson reunited with former Nickelodeon co-star Kel Mitchell at a bar, wouldn’t it have made more sense for Kel to request an orange soda than a Good Burger?
6 | After this week’s The Patient, is country star Kenny Chesney wondering what he did to get singled out as a serial killer’s favorite musician?
7 | Wouldn’t an ex-Marine like General Hospital tough guy Brando have put up some fight against the hook killer?
8 | Was Stargirl‘s supermarket fight between Sylvester and the Crocks one of the show’s best ever? Also, we’ve been meaning to ask: For someone who woke up in a coffin after being dead for 10 years, Sylvester sure picked up on the peg jeans and disconnect haircut fads quickly, didn’t he?
9 | Say what you will about The Challenge: USA‘s Angela, but doesn’t her DQ in the final seem a bit unfair, especially since 1) she was alone on that task and 2) Justine timed out in her solo checkpoint? What’s your take on the fact that every single player but the two winners quit the final challenge?
10 | On The Handmaid’s Tale, didn’t it seem a little implausible that nearly every screen around June and Luke would be broadcasting Fred’s funeral? Also, how quickly did you realize, when Esther offered Janine the chocolate, that something terrible was about to happen? And is Yvonne Strahovski’s jovial, two-minute recap of the admittedly “terrible, terrible” events of the first four seasons, for our sister site StyleCaster (watch below), almost inappropriately entertaining?
11 | Good Wife fans, was your initial excitement/relief upon learning (via our The Good Fight Episode 2 post mortem) that Alicia at long last dumped Peter immediately followed by disappointment that we didn’t get to actually witness her finally giving him the old heave-ho?
12 | Why did She-Hulk “drip broker” Luke act as if he had no idea who She-Hulk was/could do? Unofficial Avenger or not, wouldn’t he want a headline-maker for a client? And why would that other, famously New York-based hero be outsourcing his costuming cross-country to an L.A. stylist?
13 | Coming out of the Harley Quinn finale (SPOILER ALERT!), what intrigues you most about Season 4: Harley as part of the Bat-Family, Ivy leading the Legion of Doom, or maybe a look at Bruce Wayne’s prison life?
14 | The deeper into the season Generation Gap got, did you sense Kelly Ripa being more and more overtly agog/borderline offended at some of the missed answers (e.g. the mis-identified Jonas Brothers)?
15 | During Big Brother’s segment on Monte and Taylor’s newfound romance, couldn’t you have done without the terribly cheesy music in the background?
16 | Isn’t it a bit odd that Netflix would announce a premiere date for Dahmer a mere five days before its release?
Hit the comments with your answers — and any other Qs you care to share!
Please don’t put huge spoilers in the headlines. Not able to watch The Good Fight the day it drops and so you just spoiled the Peter/Alicia twist for me.
Not their fault you’re not caught up. It is your fault that you came to a tv website where spoilers might be present, when you’re not caught up.
Is it really a spoiler though if it involves “characters” who do not appear on the show and are irrelevant to the narrative being told on TGF?
Please! It was a no brainer they were no longer married. It was a non twist twist.
It would have been a bigger twist/spoiler if we found out they recently renewed their vows, moved to paradise, and decided to have/adopt more kids. Or more plausibly, Alicia was on the run for killing Peter.
Alicia did become an even worse version of Peter by the end of TGW so killing him is plausible–her being on the run not so much. She’s find a way to pin it on someone else.
12. I think it was more sarcasm and in-person shock than truly not knowing. And if Luke really is the top guy for making outfits, maybe Matt outsourced cross country because he wanted something in the suit that only Luke had the resources for?
Could be this is Matt’s “L.A. suit?” Like, he’s still got a secret identity, so it’s not like he can be all “yeah I’m a hero, here’s my suit in my luggage.” So he had a new costume outsourced and ready for him upon arrival in L.A. Could also explain the yellow, if that’s not simply a style choice Luke made.
16. Murphy seems to be making more series for his former home, FX and Fox Television (whatever the studio is now called under Disney), than for Netflix. Netflix has to figure that Murphy is gone as soon as his Netflix deal is up, and Netflix might not be all that sad to see him go.
Love Ryan Murphy! Very talented. Hope he leaves Netflix.
#9 Angela’s disqualification is justified…Timing out is different from just stopping…at least Justine tried to complete the task…
Agreed – she was so smug about getting a jump on everyone by getting a good night’s sleep. Poor Cayla had to eat the dang onion and didn’t get to just take last place.
I think Tyson is very bitter (somewhat justifiably) and this explains a bit of the pompous edit he got. My gut feeling is that he encouraged Domenick and the others to quit so he wouldn’t be the only one.
Felt really bad for Desi (not cool Enzo!) and Ben.
Agreed Desi and Ben are the only legit ones to feel bad for. They really should have changed to strictly solo when the numbers were uneven. Enzo is totally selfish as he knew there would be a swimming comp and he would never make it through it. End result would have been the same if he bowed out last time and let David beat him and he wouldn’t have tanked Desi’s game
And also Angela had half the pile because she was solo and with that task one team member could sleep but one had to be working so she couldn’t get sleep and they were told if they don’t care attempt a task it’s a dq as again calayh she still completed the task finished last and Justine timed out because everyone else finished but Angela didn’t even try
All she needed to do was deliver one scoop then it would have been a timed out rather than a dq. Producers should have informed her.
Did Eli actually say they divorced? I get that was implied but did I miss him saying so? Just because they’re in different places doesn’t mean they are (currently) divorced.
Series co-creator Robert King confirmed to us in our Episode 2 post mortem (which is linked in the item above) that they did indeed get divorced. —MA
I was just thinking of the episode and didn’t read above closely enough! I see how it’s phrased to refer to the post mortem, not the episode itself. Thanks
9. Tyson did a pretty extensive interview with EW, he spilled a lot of tea about how messsyyy that final was. Nobody in production seemed to know the rules, or they didn’t apply them consistently. I’ve watched OG Challenge from the beginning, never seen an ending quite like that.
3. I think Susan Sarandon will turn up in flashbacks. Nice to see Anna Friel, but the show itself–ehhh.
4. I cannot believe how many people still watch The Bachelor/Bachelorette.
I was curious why Monarch was delayed for a full year even though it featured star power in the caliber of Susan Sarandon. After watching one episode, the question I now have is why was it released at all? I thought it was laughably bad.
7. Let’s see how much of a fight you’d put up after getting a hook through your lungs and broken ribs.
I don’t think he’ll die though…four other people have to possibly be victims of the attacker first (cover of the current issue of SOD)
12. Seemed very odd, especially as in Daredevil there was a line at some point about Matt never having been further than a certain street in New York, never mind having left the city.
I know that was a long time ago though, and also whether the Netflix shows remain canon is debatable, but he already had a New York armourer as well (Melvin Potter, played by Matt Gerald).
Melvin was arrested by the FBI in season 3, and that was *after* he betrayed Matt. We have no idea how much time has passed in-universe (although probably the same as the real world) but Matt might still have issues with Melvin.
Forgot about that, although Melvin was rather forced to betray Matt. Looking forward to finding out what he’s been up to though!
2. No confusion at all since in EP#1, Daemon was not able to get it up with his prostitute girlfriend and as such she offered to bring in another prostitute for him, even suggesting she could get one with white hair. (This woman has all her bases covered, that’s for sure.)
I was confused. (I haven’t read the books.) I thought his conscience intervened. And, to be honest, he didn’t actually need to complete the deed…the kissing in that public place was enough to accomplish his goal.
HoD, wait for Sunday, does she drink or not, THAT is the question.
In the Challenge USA Angela didn’t even try, at least Sara did, and she won.
Sarah sat down in the rain instead of finishing the color hexagon puzzle. She was “allowed” to time out on that for some reason. Yet the ppl doing the sudoku had to quit and couldn’t time out? Doesn’t make sense, she did not deserve to win.
12. Correction: Luke was the elite tailor for superheroes. Alonzo was the “drip broker.”
Yes, not knowing about She-Hulk or her abilities made no sense, but I have learned to roll with the many things that do not make sense on She Hulk. I just go along for the ride.
3. Just now after reading your article. Why does he look so unrecognizable?😭
The hair rug on his head? What is that?!?! He is fairly bald, and usually very closely shaved in real life as far as I can remembered
I thought Monarch was very confusing and kind of going all over the place. Took me a few minutes to realize who everybody was and what the heck the story line was.
I’d never seen The Challenge before. Won’t watch again. It was ridiculous to 1) have to quit only because your partner quit; 2) have to do some tasks solo when others had a partner to help; 3) have a final challenge where only two people finished and could have seriously affected the health of several. Challenges on Survivor, Amazing Race, etc. are all better than “The Challenge.”
Monarch was scattered and all over the place. Not very good
#9 I’ve been watching all the previous seasons of The Challenge and this season was the worse. To start, TJ hates quitters, so he must have been really pissed about all the quitters on this season. Compared to the likes of CT and Johnny Bananas, this group was like a group of 1st graders.
5. In the short amount of time allowed for that bar bit with Kel, of course he’d have to ask for a Good Burger….otherwise people in the audience wouldn’t know why he’s there with Kenan and hugging him after the line is said. No time to ask for anything different and then have to explain it’s from “Good Burger” (the audience already seemed like most of them didn’t understand the reference….I did, at home!).
I thought it was odd choice on Generation Gap that picture of Aunt Bea was from Mayberry RFD not The Andy Griffith Show. I know there’s long standing rumor about her and Andy hating each other
I thought it was odd choice for Generation Gap to use picture of Aunt Bea from Mayberry RFD not Andy Griffith Show. I know there’s rumor her and Andy hated each other